(Agencies) According to Encuesta de Movimientos Turísticos en Frontera (Frontur) survey, Spain welcomed 30 million tourists less in the first seven months of the year, compared to the same period last year. This represents a 10.3% downturn in tourism coming from other countries. The breakdown per emitting country and region visits is as follows (some interesting data for several of our advertisers, too):>
|United Kingdom||7.7 million||– 16.2%|
|Catalonia||7.5 million||– 12%|
|Balearic Islands||5.2||– 7.3%|
|Canary Islands||4.6||– 14.7%|
23.3 million visitors came in by air (77.2%, down 10.5%), while roads brought in 6.1 million, down by 10.2%
70% (21.1 million) of tourists entering Spain over the first seven months of this year did so ‘unpackaged’, 11.3% less than last year. Those that came in under package deals amounted to 8.8 million, a 7.1% downturn.
Most international tourists opted to stay at hotels (18.7 million, 62.2%, down by 13.2%) whereas those staying at other accommodation (own second home, with family, rental, campsite, etc.) only registered a 4.4% descent compared to last year, with 11.1 million visitors.